The Astana Is the North American Headquarters of the Inayati Order
Our intention is to create a home for the authentic study of Inayati Sufism for Ashiqs (lovers) and Murids (students) from across North America and worldwide. At the Astana, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan (also known as Sarafil Bawa) is the primary teacher, offering classes select Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings, as well as special programs and trainings. The word Astana means “threshold” and is often used in India to describe a place for Sufi study and community gathering. We hope you visit us here soon! Details about visiting the Astana are provided below. Also, if you are unable to join us in person, you can always attend one of our programs via webcast. Please see our Events Calendar for details.
Visiting the Astana
Upcoming Events at the Astana